aerial arts in east austin

507 Calles St #117
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 800-4998
info@skycandyaustin.com

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Workshops

  • Trapeze: Velocity Skills with Elsie Smith

    Register for Trapeze: Velocity Skills with Elsie Smith

    Student level: Level 2 Trapeze students and above. Must be able to hold a front balance and an ankle hang.
    Price: $75 for 2 hour workshop
    Date and Time: Saturday July 5th 3-5pm

    We’ll work on moving skills such as front hip circles, mill circles, & ankle drops, topped off with planches, meat hooks and other strength moves. Students must be able to hold a front balance and an ankle hang. Contact us if you are not sure if you are ready for this class.

  • Fabric Theory: Brain Gym with Jamie Hodgson

    Register for Fabric Theory: Brain Gym with Jamie Hodgson

    Student level: Level 3 Silks students and above. Must be able to climb comfortably, invert in the air, and execute hip key and cross back straddle.
    Price: $100 for three hour workshop
    Date and Time: Sunday July 6th 10am-1pm

    Develop your “fabric brain”! We’ll explore the vocabulary of aerial fabric and how skills link together for a better ability to create complex and personal choreography.

  • Injury Prevention: Posture, Body Awareness and Core Stability with Elsie Smith

    Register for Injury Prevention: Posture, Body Awareness and Core Stability with Elsie Smith

    Student level: All levels welcome!
    Price: $100 for three hour workshop
    Date and Time: Sunday July 6th 1:30-4:30pm

    Learn the connection between muscle imbalance, poor core stability and common athletic injuries. Using pilates basics, physical therapy concepts and body awareness exercises learn how to assess your body and make wise training choices that will lead to fewer chronic injuries.

  • Lyra: Beyond the Basics with Jamie Hodgson

    Register for Lyra: Beyond the Basics with Jamie Hodgson

    Student level: Level 3 Lyra students and above. Must have solid front and back balances and be able to comfortably invert in and above the lyra.
    Price: $75 for 2 hour workshop
    Date and Time: Saturday July 5th 5:30-7:30pm

    Do you want to take your lyra work to the next level? Weʼll begin with some choreographic options and work through more difficult skills like side planche, toe/heel hangs, hip/mill circles and more.

  • Teacher Training: Foundation Fabric with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Foundation Fabric with Elsie Smith

    Date and Time: 9am-1pm Mon-Wed July 7th-9th, 2014

    Price: $395

    This course will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner aerial fabric students. Working with skills that can be executed close to the ground focus is on body awareness, fabric placement, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students.
    GOALS:

    • Gain a broader knowledge of fabric skills accessible to beginners with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
    • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
    • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
    • Learn how to spot and kinesthetically guide skills for safety and improved student success.
    • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success with a focus on difficult to instruct skills.
    • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
    • Discuss class management skills including working with varied physical abilities & learning styles.

    PRE-REQUISITES:

    • Completion of Intro to Teaching Aerials workshop.
    • Be comfortable executing, without prompting, skills from Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric Beginning Level 2 including cross back straddle, and be comfortable inverting off the ground.
    If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded.Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.Required materials: 
    Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric Beginning Level 2 at www.nimblearts.org
  • Teacher Training: Foundation Trapeze with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Foundation Trapeze with Elsie Smith

    Date and Time: 2-6pm Mon-Wed July 7th-9th, 2014

    Price: $395

    This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner trapeze students. We’ll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety.
    GOALS:

    • Gain a broader knowledge of trapeze skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
    • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
    • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
    • Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences, including introductory work on the high bar.
    • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
    • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
    • Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles.
    • Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure.
    PRE-REQUISITES: 

    • Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop, or Introduction to Teaching Trapeze prior to 2013.
    • Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills: this includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (ankle hang, candlestick), on the bar (front balance, back balance, gazelle, amazon), in the ropes (bird’s nest in the ropes), and beginner “velocity” skills such as half mill circles.

    If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please review the material in the Aerial Circus Training manual by Carrie Heller (provided in the Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop) or contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.

    Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.

     

  • Teacher Training: Intermediate Fabric (part 1) with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Intermediate Fabric (part 1) with Elsie Smith
    Date and Time: 9am-1pm Thu-Sun July 10th-13th, 2014 (see schedule below for more complete information)
    Price: $395
    In this course you will learn how to safely spot drops and teach complex sequences using elements of Fabric Theory™ with a curriculum created by Nimble Arts™. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe fabric training.
    GOALS:
    • Learn how to spot drops and complex inversion sequences.
    • Learn variations and progressions to increase students’ success.
    • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics to prevent chronic injuries and increase students’ success.
    • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
    • Learn class management techniques for developing stronger, safer students while keeping them engaged and inspired.
    • Develop skill progression so students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills.
    PRE-REQUISITES:

    • Fabric Teacher Training: Foundation Level or Fabric Teacher Training Workshop prior to 2013.
    • Be comfortable executing, without prompting and on both sides, without extensive review, a broad range of intermediate level skills and some advanced skills including opposite side dive (aka flippy/diaper/salto), double star drop (aka ramon), unlocked 360, cross back straddle (including choreographic variations such as Georgia twist), double crochet/double crucifix drops such as tic tock, front balance knee drop, and basic locked “sit” drops such as figure 8 series and hip key roll around.

    If you are unable to match these trick names to your names or if you are unsure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.

    Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Intermediate level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.

     
    SCHEDULE
    Thurs July 10: 9 am – 1 pm
    Fri July 11: 9 am – 1 pm
    Sat July 12: 9 am – 1 pm
    Sun July 13: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Teacher Training: Intermediate Trapeze (part 1) with Elsie Smith

    Register for Teacher Training: Intermediate Trapeze (part 1) with Elsie Smith
    Date and time: 2-6pm Thu-Sun July 10th-13th, 2014
    Price: $395
    Learn how to safely spot velocity skills and strength moves and explore the basics of holding safety lines using a curriculum created by Nimble Arts™. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe trapeze training.
    GOALS:

    • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
    • Learn how to spot more advanced skills, including the use of safety lines.
    • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics that affect a student’s efficiency, and prevent chronic injuries.
    • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
    • Learn class management techniques for developing stronger, safer students while keeping them engaged and inspired.
    • Develop skill progression so that students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills.

    PRE-REQUISITES: 

    • Trapeze Teacher Training: Foundation Level or Trapeze Teacher Training Workshop prior to 2013.
    • Have mastery of a broad range of Intermediate level skills: students should be familiar with trapeze choreography and skill which must include long hang beats, beat pull overs to front balance, knee hang beats, ankle hang beats, hip circles, mill circles, candlestick in the ropes (knee spin in the ropes), meathooks and one knee hangs.
    If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com.Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Intermediate level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at traptwins@gmail.com for more information.
    SCHEDULE
    Thurs July 10: 2 – 6pm
    Fri July 11: 2 – 6pm
    Sat July 12: 2 – 6pm
    Sun July 13: 1 – 5pm